i'm super inspired by the simplicity of parisian looks right now (in part due to an awesome bonding sesh with fantastic hairdresser and fellow parisian-lover ashley gesner). i was really challenged by her to re-evaluate my philosophy towards clothes and shopping in general.
as a vintage-lover i've always enjoyed the Hunt, so to speak. you know, getting to know every vintage/consignment/thrift store within a 20 kilometer radius of your home/work/school and spending any free time you have sifting through racks upon racks of their moldiest items to find those "hidden gems"...... guys. i totally respect the Hunt. i love the Hunt. but i realized that i used to be all about the Hunt, rather than making it one, small part of my life (and bank account).
so now i'm thinking i need to have a more parisian outlook towards my closet: save up for those good quality, classic essentials and keep things simple. don't buy things just because you managed to find them in the midst of a giant moth-y pile and they're pretty nice. buy things because you're IN LOVE with them and you will be able to wear them for years to come. buy things because they will be a part of your wardrobe whether or not they are "on trend". and don't settle for anything less than that perfect envisioned item - whether you find it or not - because you'll never be happy with the less perfect version. and breathe a sigh of relief because you have learned to remix the few classic items you own rather than pulling your hair out trying to make that leapord-print onesie look 90's chic or those thigh-high socks not look like stripper-gear. (not that those items are bad things to own - i'm just way too much of a stress case to make them work.)
so with that said... coming soon: a HUGE closet purge. i may or may not post some stuff on etsy/ebay, have not decided yet. maybe i'll put pictures on here and see if anyone is interested or thinks the items would sell?
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